• Here They Are: Beta Israel

    Author(s):
    Adrienne Lawson (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Israel studies, Middle Eastern history, Near Eastern history
    Item Type:
    Essay
    Tag(s):
    African Judaism, Beta Israel, Ethiopian Jews, Israel, near east
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6KT2F
    Abstract:
    To say that Americans have pre-conceived notions and over-arching generalizations about other nations in this world is a phrase put lightly and is in no way a secret. From a very young age we are bombarded by mass media communications telling us what to buy, what to wear and what makes us American versus what makes us human beings. As children we’re shown romanticized and compartmentalized narratives of the world around us that shape our lives and our growth on this planet. As adults we have the opportunity to learn and to see beyond stereotypes, stigmas, race, and media slant yet few Americans choose to do so especially when it comes to Africa and its countries. With this essay project I will be examining an amazing and passionate population from Ethiopia in the hopes that readers, American and otherwise, learn truthfully about Africa’s people, culture and connectedness with the rest of the world. By reading this essay people will learn more about African diaspora, Ethiopian Judaism as well as the state of Israeli society and its effects on this minority group called Beta Israel.
    Notes:
    This was submitted along with a GIS Powerpoint presentation during Thesis Seminar Week as my undergraduate thesis.
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NoDerivatives

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